Why I Gave Up on my Dreams and You Should Too! By: Daniel James

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There are few things in this world that I love more than basketball, and if you’ve ever been around me for more than 10 minutes you know exactly what I mean. I grew up watching, and playing basketball all my life. While I was never the most talented athlete, I would pride myself on a thorough understanding of the game…. even if it was from the bench. You see I spent years continually trying to develop into the star athlete that was going to make it big. While I thought that I might have had a chance as the run-n-gun shooting guard for the infamous Pinellas Park Rec. League “Magic”, years passed and it seemed that some other kid with the last name “James” was the guy who was actually going to be the NBA star.

I spent much of my childhood chasing the all american basketball dream, ...

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What Happens When Pro-Life Meets Pro-Love?

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By Mark A. Vermilion

What do you think of when you hear about the pro-life movement?

Do you think of protestors? Do you think of picketers carrying signs in front of abortion clinics? Do you think of bumper stickers that say things like “Abortion kills” or “Abortion stops a beating heart”? Do you think of political activists trying to overturn abortion laws? Do you think of debates about when life begins? Do you think of heated arguments between pro-lifers and pro-choicers?

Well, those things don’t define what it means to be pro life.

Not anymore.

There’s a new movement of youth, young adults, and adults of all ages who are taking a different approach to being pro life.

The new pro-life movement doesn’t involve screaming...

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Exploiting the Exploited

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By Laura C.

I am not a writer.

I am not really even a blogger.

I am human though, and I understand deep wounds because I have lived deep wounds. This is how my heart knows that what my eyes have seen is wrong–organizations that are helping girls out of really bad situations only to re-exploit them. Not intentionally– but re-exploit nonetheless.

Let me first begin by making one fact clear: As I see organizations freeing children from slavery and horrific situations, I am truly elated. When I think of sweet innocence stolen and beaten and raped out of a child, it breaks my heart. Enslaving another human being for sex or labor is truly deplorable, and knowing about this evil practice, a practice that enslaves an estimated 29 million people each and every year, requires action...

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I have been heartened by the response of my staff to our situation. We have taken the opportunity provided by the change of leadership to take a detailed and honest look at our current position. We have recognised that we must build a more ambitious culture which has at its heart ‘preparing our young people for successful future lives.’.

cheap nfl jerseys The bell remained hidden from UCLA students for more than a year, first in SigEp basement, then in the Hollywood Hills, Santa Ana and other locations. At one point, it was even concealed beneath a haystack. Bruin students tried to locate the bell, but to no avail. cheap nfl jerseys

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The Question

The Question

By: Daniel James 

For those of you who don’t know me, my name is Daniel James and I am the newest addition to the Live Love Movement Advancement team. I am a soon to be graduate of Southeastern University in Lakeland Florida, and as I have been preparing for all that graduating college entails, there has been one question that people have been asking me lately that’s really got me thinking. Whether you know it or not, I’m sure it’s a question that will probably get you thinking too.

“If you could do anything in this world without failing what would you do?”

While many of us would answer this question in different ways, I think it’s interesting to reflect upon the things that we would try to do if we knew that there was no way possible that we would fail...

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3. Achieve or maintain a healthy weight. Studies have shown that losing as little as 10 percent of your current weight can make a significant impact on blood sugar as well as blood fats (blood cholesterol) and blood pressure. I’m no Scotty Bowman, but in my estimation, the Thunder would have skated circles around the Wranglers.And Oggy Ogelthorpe, the last three guys cut by Mystery, Alaska, Brian Boitano and Dorothy Hamill could have beaten the Condors.And what’s up with those Bakersfield uniforms? For starters, they featured a Channel 17 patch, which I’m assuming is a local TV station and one of the team’s sponsors. Chico’s Bail Bonds apparently wasn’t interested...

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Passion

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By Mark Vermilion

“We cannot be sure of having something to live for unless we are willing to die for it.”
Che Guevera

“Every man dies, not every man really lives.”
William Wallace, Braveheart

Most of us couldn’t define the word passion, but we know it when we see it.

Modern dictionary definitions describe it as “a strong emotion or conviction that compels us to action.” It’s usually expressed in emotional ways and, by definition, it’s seen in our actions.

I found an old proverb that says “Our passions are the winds that propel our vessel.” In other words, passion motivates us and even propels us to act. And it sustains us to keep acting when circumstances make it hard to.

That’s the r...

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Real Community by Adam Norsworthy

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There are often things that happen in life that make me rethink some of my assumptions and reconsider my stances. Such was the case of a recent conversation I had on Facebook.

While browsing through CNN I came across a heartbreaking article about a young man who had died on his college campus due to a Fraternity hazing.  It was senseless, uncalled for, and I’m sure the most devastating news his parents would ever hear, especially around Christmas.

My righteous anger burst from me and I let it out on the very social medium that makes most sense when you are irritated (sarcasm should be implied)..Facebook.

My post read something like this: College student dies from “Fraternity hazing ritual…college students is this worth it?” Real community comes from the church, campus ministries etc...

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What is this Good News?

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By Kevin Austin

And there were shepherds living out in the fields nearby, keeping watch over their flocks at night. An angel of the Lord appeared to them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them, and they were terrified. But the angel said to them, “Do not be afraid. I bring you good news that will cause great joy for all the people. Today in the town of David a Savior has been born to you; he is the Messiah, the Lord. This will be a sign to you: You will find a baby wrapped in cloths and lying in a manger.”

Suddenly a great company of the heavenly host appeared with the angel, praising God and saying, “Glory to God in the highest heaven,
 and on earth peace to those on whom his favor rests.” Luke 2:8-14

What is this good news about which the angels proclaim?

The Sheph...

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By Mark Vermilion

In 2005, I worked with my friend Dwight Robertson to write the book, Plan A (And There’s No Plan B). As we were wrapping up the book, we came across an almost unbelievable story in the news that illustrated perfectly one of the most important concepts in the book. I want to share that story with you.

It may seem farfetched, but it really is a true story.

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Frank Clewer had no idea what was happening as he walked into a business building in Warrnambool, a small town in the state of Victoria on the southern coast of Australia.

Frank was wearing a wool sweater and a synthetic nylon jacket. As he walked, the two rubbed together, creating friction and storing up an electrical charge.

He didn’t feel a thing.

He was totally oblivious to the electrical current ...

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